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N.C. State Bar suspends Blitzer's law license

N.C. State Bar suspends Blitzer's law license

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The North Carolina State Bar suspended the law license of former Rockingham County District Attorney Craig Blitzer on Thursday — more fallout from an SBI probe that led to his resignation and had him recently pleading guilty to what essentially amounted to misconduct.

Blitzer — who still faces sentencing is accused of scheming with former Person/Caswell County District Attorney Wallace Bradsher to employ Blitzer’s wife, Cindy, and pay her $48,000 in unearned salary while she took nursing classes at South University in High Point.

Blitzer and the state bar’s Disciplinary Hearing Commission agreed to the suspension until after disciplinary proceedings can be held.

This isn’t the first time Blitzer has faced a disciplinary hearing by the state bar.

In August 2004, he was reprimanded for charging a client a $25,000 retainer and refusing to refund the money after being let go from the case in the very early stages. Blitzer ended up refunding the client $15,000 after the N.C. State Bar's involvement. He had paid $5,000 to another attorney who assisted on the case. 

Meanwhile, Bradsher is in a holding pattern. He appeared in Wake County Superior Court on Thursday afternoon and announced he had parted ways with his attorney and would represent himself.

If convicted, both men could face a maximum of 120 days in jail, but that’s highly unlikely considering this is their first offense.

Contact Danielle Battaglia at 336-373-4476 and follow @dbattagliaNR on Twitter.


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